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Proposal to add the bitcoin symbol to Unicode
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Ken Shirriff via bitcoin-dev
2015-09-05 14:11:27 UTC
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Use of the bitcoin symbol in text is inconvenient, because the bitcoin
symbol isn't in the Unicode standard. To fix this, I've written a proposal
to have the common B-with-vertical-bars bitcoin symbol added to Unicode.
I've successfully proposed a new character for Unicode before, so I'm
familiar with the process and think this has a good chance of succeeding.
The proposal is at http://righto.com/bitcoin-unicode.pdf

I received a suggestion to run this proposal by the bitcoin-dev group, so I
hope this email is appropriate here. Endorsement by Bitcoin developers will
help the Unicode Committee realize the importance of adding this symbol, so
please let me know if you support this proposal.

Thanks,
Ken
Theo Chino via bitcoin-dev
2015-09-05 14:26:19 UTC
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Ken,

What do I do to second and join you ?

Theo Chino
New York

On Sat, Sep 5, 2015 at 4:11 PM, Ken Shirriff via bitcoin-dev <
Post by Ken Shirriff via bitcoin-dev
Use of the bitcoin symbol in text is inconvenient, because the bitcoin
symbol isn't in the Unicode standard. To fix this, I've written a proposal
to have the common B-with-vertical-bars bitcoin symbol added to Unicode.
I've successfully proposed a new character for Unicode before, so I'm
familiar with the process and think this has a good chance of succeeding.
The proposal is at http://righto.com/bitcoin-unicode.pdf
I received a suggestion to run this proposal by the bitcoin-dev group, so
I hope this email is appropriate here. Endorsement by Bitcoin developers
will help the Unicode Committee realize the importance of adding this
symbol, so please let me know if you support this proposal.
Thanks,
Ken
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Richard Moore via bitcoin-dev
2015-09-05 14:58:18 UTC
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This might also be a useful page to look at:

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin_symbol

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Use of the bitcoin symbol in text is inconvenient, because the bitcoin symbol isn't in the Unicode standard. To fix this, I've written a proposal to have the common B-with-vertical-bars bitcoin symbol added to Unicode. I've successfully proposed a new character for Unicode before, so I'm familiar with the process and think this has a good chance of succeeding. The proposal is at http://righto.com/bitcoin-unicode.pdf
I received a suggestion to run this proposal by the bitcoin-dev group, so I hope this email is appropriate here. Endorsement by Bitcoin developers will help the Unicode Committee realize the importance of adding this symbol, so please let me know if you support this proposal.
Thanks,
Ken
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Andreas Schildbach via bitcoin-dev
2015-09-05 18:48:57 UTC
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Very cool! Thanks for tackling this.
Post by Ken Shirriff via bitcoin-dev
Use of the bitcoin symbol in text is inconvenient, because the bitcoin
symbol isn't in the Unicode standard. To fix this, I've written a
proposal to have the common B-with-vertical-bars bitcoin symbol added to
Unicode. I've successfully proposed a new character for Unicode before,
so I'm familiar with the process and think this has a good chance of
succeeding. The proposal is at http://righto.com/bitcoin-unicode.pdf
I received a suggestion to run this proposal by the bitcoin-dev group,
so I hope this email is appropriate here. Endorsement by Bitcoin
developers will help the Unicode Committee realize the importance of
adding this symbol, so please let me know if you support this proposal.
Thanks,
Ken
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Peter Todd via bitcoin-dev
2015-09-06 23:26:54 UTC
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Post by Ken Shirriff via bitcoin-dev
Use of the bitcoin symbol in text is inconvenient, because the bitcoin
symbol isn't in the Unicode standard. To fix this, I've written a proposal
to have the common B-with-vertical-bars bitcoin symbol added to Unicode.
I've successfully proposed a new character for Unicode before, so I'm
familiar with the process and think this has a good chance of succeeding.
The proposal is at http://righto.com/bitcoin-unicode.pdf
I received a suggestion to run this proposal by the bitcoin-dev group, so I
hope this email is appropriate here. Endorsement by Bitcoin developers will
help the Unicode Committee realize the importance of adding this symbol, so
please let me know if you support this proposal.
ACK
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Danny Thorpe via bitcoin-dev
2015-09-08 20:28:41 UTC
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What of this prior effort, proposing B-with-horizontal-bar (Ƀ)?
http://bitcoinsymbol.org/

They argue that B-with-2-vertical-bars is easily confused with the Thai
Bhat currency symbol, which is a B with a single vertical bar.

I'm not terribly fond of the B-with-horizontal-bar as a symbol, but it does
have the advantage that it is already in the Unicode glyph set, already
available on most Unicode enabled devices.

-Danny

On Sat, Sep 5, 2015 at 7:11 AM, Ken Shirriff via bitcoin-dev <
Post by Ken Shirriff via bitcoin-dev
Use of the bitcoin symbol in text is inconvenient, because the bitcoin
symbol isn't in the Unicode standard. To fix this, I've written a proposal
to have the common B-with-vertical-bars bitcoin symbol added to Unicode.
I've successfully proposed a new character for Unicode before, so I'm
familiar with the process and think this has a good chance of succeeding.
The proposal is at http://righto.com/bitcoin-unicode.pdf
I received a suggestion to run this proposal by the bitcoin-dev group, so
I hope this email is appropriate here. Endorsement by Bitcoin developers
will help the Unicode Committee realize the importance of adding this
symbol, so please let me know if you support this proposal.
Thanks,
Ken
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Ken Shirriff via bitcoin-dev
2015-09-08 21:05:07 UTC
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Post by Danny Thorpe via bitcoin-dev
What of this prior effort, proposing B-with-horizontal-bar (Ƀ)?
http://bitcoinsymbol.org/
They argue that B-with-2-vertical-bars is easily confused with the Thai
Bhat currency symbol, which is a B with a single vertical bar.
Actually that page argues that using the Thai Bhat currency symbol *for*
Bitcoin causes confusion. From the page you linked to:

The Thai Baht (àž¿ <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_baht>) is sometimes
used to represent Bitcoin, but this certainly raises a problem of
differenciation between the Thai Baht and Bitcoin.

Their main motivation for using the horizontal-bar Ƀ (which they admit is a
hack) is they consider adding a character to Unicode to be a "really long
and complicated process". My view is that adding the bitcoin sign to
Unicode avoids confusion with the Thai Baht, avoids hacks such as Ƀ, and
lets everyone use the standard symbol. Hopefully it won't be a really long
and complicated process...

Ken
Post by Danny Thorpe via bitcoin-dev
I'm not terribly fond of the B-with-horizontal-bar as a symbol, but it
does have the advantage that it is already in the Unicode glyph set,
already available on most Unicode enabled devices.
-Danny
On Sat, Sep 5, 2015 at 7:11 AM, Ken Shirriff via bitcoin-dev <
Post by Ken Shirriff via bitcoin-dev
Use of the bitcoin symbol in text is inconvenient, because the bitcoin
symbol isn't in the Unicode standard. To fix this, I've written a proposal
to have the common B-with-vertical-bars bitcoin symbol added to Unicode.
I've successfully proposed a new character for Unicode before, so I'm
familiar with the process and think this has a good chance of succeeding.
The proposal is at http://righto.com/bitcoin-unicode.pdf
I received a suggestion to run this proposal by the bitcoin-dev group, so
I hope this email is appropriate here. Endorsement by Bitcoin developers
will help the Unicode Committee realize the importance of adding this
symbol, so please let me know if you support this proposal.
Thanks,
Ken
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Theo Chino via bitcoin-dev
2017-06-20 22:13:06 UTC
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Ken and team,

Took some time but here it is ! *Bravo !*

And as usual reporter make up the shit they want ... Feel free to remind
them that we had a working group and we worked on it.
https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/20/15840008/new-emoji-
unicode-consortium-version-10-bitcoin-symbol

The "Could be" is a bit too much. It's time we keep reporter in check so
feel free to remind her in your own way.
My way is "pissed off tweet", https://twitter.com/TheoBitcoin/status/
877277497796198400 but used your own way.

A page is officially turned.

Regards,
Theo

On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 5:05 PM, Ken Shirriff via bitcoin-dev <
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Post by Danny Thorpe via bitcoin-dev
What of this prior effort, proposing B-with-horizontal-bar (Ƀ)?
http://bitcoinsymbol.org/
They argue that B-with-2-vertical-bars is easily confused with the Thai
Bhat currency symbol, which is a B with a single vertical bar.
Actually that page argues that using the Thai Bhat currency symbol *for*
The Thai Baht (àž¿ <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_baht>) is sometimes
used to represent Bitcoin, but this certainly raises a problem of
differenciation between the Thai Baht and Bitcoin.
Their main motivation for using the horizontal-bar Ƀ (which they admit is
a hack) is they consider adding a character to Unicode to be a "really long
and complicated process". My view is that adding the bitcoin sign to
Unicode avoids confusion with the Thai Baht, avoids hacks such as Ƀ, and
lets everyone use the standard symbol. Hopefully it won't be a really long
and complicated process...
Ken
Post by Danny Thorpe via bitcoin-dev
I'm not terribly fond of the B-with-horizontal-bar as a symbol, but it
does have the advantage that it is already in the Unicode glyph set,
already available on most Unicode enabled devices.
-Danny
On Sat, Sep 5, 2015 at 7:11 AM, Ken Shirriff via bitcoin-dev <
Post by Ken Shirriff via bitcoin-dev
Use of the bitcoin symbol in text is inconvenient, because the bitcoin
symbol isn't in the Unicode standard. To fix this, I've written a proposal
to have the common B-with-vertical-bars bitcoin symbol added to Unicode.
I've successfully proposed a new character for Unicode before, so I'm
familiar with the process and think this has a good chance of succeeding.
The proposal is at http://righto.com/bitcoin-unicode.pdf
I received a suggestion to run this proposal by the bitcoin-dev group,
so I hope this email is appropriate here. Endorsement by Bitcoin developers
will help the Unicode Committee realize the importance of adding this
symbol, so please let me know if you support this proposal.
Thanks,
Ken
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